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Cabernet Sauvignon Estate RESERVE

Cabernet Sauvignon Estate RESERVE Wine Details
Price: $45.00 per bottle

Description: This Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is the union of our two acclaimed estate vineyards, the Viking Estate and HMR Estate Vineyards. Both are grown on calcareous limestone soils; however, they produce entirely different wines. The extreme 30 degree slope, sheltered location, and warmer climate of the Viking Vineyard contribute to a full bodied, robust wine. The old vines, higher elevation and coastal marine breezes join forces to shape the HMR Estate Cabernet Sauvignon with classic and traditional varietal flavors. The blend of these two vineyards (60% Viking and 40% HMR) produces an incredibly rich cabernet sauvignon, yet allows for more subtle nuanced flavors to show through. This 2002 vintage is our first release of this Estate Reserve blend.

Varietal Definition
Cabernet Sauvignon:
Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted and significant among the five dominant varieties in France’s Bordeaux region, as well as the most successful red wine produced in California. Though it was thought to be an ancient variety, recent genetic studies at U.C. Davis have determined that Cabernet Sauvignon is actually the hybrid offspring of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon berries are small with black, thick and very tough skin. This toughness makes the grapes fairly resistant to disease and spoilage and able to withstand some autumn rains with little or no damage. It is a mid to late season ripener. These growth characteristics, along with its flavor appeal have made Cabernet Sauvignon one of the most popular red wine varieties worldwide.


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